‘Dark Knight’, ‘Spider-Man’ & ‘Captain America’ Movie News Roundup

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:48 pm,

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There’s no news like comic book movie news and there’s a fair amount to go around today – including a casting update for The Dark Knight Rises, a very mild spoiler for The Amazing Spider-Man, and information about some upcoming re-shoots for Captain America: The First Avenger.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been in talks to reunite with his Inception director Christopher Nolan for the final chapter of the filmmaker’s Batman trilogy for over a month, prompting much speculation about his role in the film. Now the onetime 3rd Rock from the Sun star is officially on-board for Dark Knight Rises – though who his character is remains a mystery for now.

Variety also says that English actress Juno Temple (Atonement, Greenberg) is in negotiations to play a supporting role as “a street-smart Gotham girl” in Nolan’s third Caped Crusader flick. That’s an interesting description, given previous speculation about how Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman will fit into The Dark Knight Rises – could Temple be up to play an associate of the sinewy anti-heroine?

Rumors thatĀ Tom Hardy’s Bane will be just one of multiple purebred villains that Batman will battle in the film aside, the only “concrete” information that’s been revealed recently is that Dark Knight Rises aims to bring everything full circle, and tie in with the ideas and events of both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

Expect to learn a bit (but not too much) more as Nolan and co. gear up for the start of production on the Batman threequel this May.


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Former ’80s star C. Thomas Howell was the last known significant addition to the acting roster for director Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man, but little is known about his character in the reboot – besides his name being Ray.

The actor was a guest recently on The Retroradio and had some tidbits to offer about his part in Spider-Man’s next cinematic venture – which amount to a very MILD SPOILER, so consider a warning for those who are especially sensitive about this sort of thing.

Still here? Read what Howell had to say below:

“There is not a whole lot to talk about. Sony wants us to be hush-hush right now. I play a relatively small role. I play a construction worker who’s son is caught in the middle of a battle between the Lizard and Spider-Man on the Manhattan bridge. Spider-Man helps me get my son back from this perilous situation.

“There is some payback there at the end of the movie. Spider-man is kind of hurting. I help him when all of the other people won’t. Part of the story is, the nation thinks he might be a bad guy. They don’t know what to think. Because of my experience on the bridge with my kid, I know he is a good guy. I pitch in and help out at the end. That is the best way.”

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Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy never really toyed all that much with the idea that citizens of New York wouldn’t be sure what to make of Peter Parker’s alter ego at first. It’s a good idea that further supports the notion that Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man will present a legitimately more authentic and (dare I say it) gritty version of the character.

A movie like Kick-Ass explored the idea of how a costumed vigilante would actually be perceived in the real world – albeit, in a satirical fashion – and Chris Nolan’s Batman movies have touched on the topic in a more serious fashion as well. So it seems all the more appropriate for the iconic webslinger’s reboot to do the same.


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An official Captain America trailer is on the horizon, and fans have managed to tide themselves over in the meantime by re-watching the film’s Super Bowl TV spot, checking out the first official image of Red Skull, and catching up on the latest news and media concerning Chris Evan’s first onscreen venture as the regular joe Steve Rogers-turned-super-human First Avenger.

Principal photography on director Joe Johnston’s Captain America was officially complete last October, but Crave Online has received word that re-shoots are scheduled to commence in two weeks time, overseas in the UK. There’s no word yet on how long said additional filming will take place.

The natural first response to news like this is to assume the worst, but that’s generally not the case. Re-shoots are common practice when it comes to big-budget Hollywod fare – and sinceĀ Captain America isn’t due to hit theaters for another four months, there’s still plenty of time for post-production duties on the film to be complete.

Captain America has so far appeared to be a stable production, so there’s little reason to assume these re-shoots are anything extensive either. If this news concerned a rushed project like X-Men: First Class, though, there might be reason to worry (*knock on wood*).

Captain America: The First Avenger will be released in 2D and 3D this summer on July 22nd.

The Amazing Spider-Man will swing into 2D and 3D theaters on July 3rd, 2012.

The Dark Knight Rises in theaters on July 20th, 2012.

Source: Variety, The Retroradio (via Movie Web), Crave Online

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  1. Let them re-shoot Captain America all they want. Captain America needs to be a solid film. There is nothing wrong with corrections here and there to make an over all better film.

    • The uniform doesn’t work for me.

  2. I agree about that the Spiderman movie is promising to be more true to the source material than the Raimi movies. There’s been a lot of grumbling about this movie, but I like the costume and the things we know or have been rumored about this movie:

    1) Mechanical webshooters (true to the comics)
    2) Parker is in love with Gwen Stacy before Mary Jane (true to the comics)
    3) Parker is in high school when he first meets Connors and battles the Lizard (true to the comics)
    4) The Lizard attempts to build a lizard army (true to the comics)
    5) Spiderman is treated at times like a villain (true to the comics)

    This movie’s sounding more solid all the time. I’m really excited about this film!

  3. This may shock you, but this is just a guess at the end of “The Dark Knight Rises”………….. Batman dies (honorably), but Catwoman takes over in his place, spawning a trilogy about Catwoman on her own.

    • Not a trilogy, a single film maybe. It’s not really feasible though, it’s Nolan after all, another director maybe, but not Nolan. He is completing the trilogy, not spawning a new one. I don’t think it matters what the studio says.

    • I think Batman gets his back broken by Bane.

  4. Nolan wants to finish the Bats trilogy with some style there is no way catwoman gets a movie

  5. Most movies have reshoots these days.

    • At the end of each day I look back on my life & do re-shoots all the time.

  6. The Dark Knight Rises will be full surprises. The Amazing Spider-Man looks very good. The Cap trailer could be this week or Green Lantern. Avengers teaser trailer by Cap premiere!

    • So long as it doesn’t go full retard with a retread of the ferry boat scene I’ll be happy. :)

  7. Is cap immune to criticism? Other films have reshoots and they’re written off as crap, cap has a reshoot and its necessary and for the best.

    I really want this film to be great but… what gives?

    • The Return of the King had exhaustive re-shoots and then won 11 Oscars.

      • Nuff said!

      • Basically Return of the King won because 1. it was a weak year for film and 2. it was basically winning for the trilogy and not for the film it’s self considering it was the worst of the three films.

        • I totally agree Dan F

        • You are mistaken in this matter. 8^I

    • As was pointed out, most films have re-shoots. When they start editing all the raw footage they have, they either discover something they need and missed or the way things come together lends itself to some shots that were not in the original script so need to be shot.

    • It’s Captain America! Nuff said :)

  8. I think the movie studios should ease up a bit on the rebooting, but instead do a new story arc with new actors, like a comic minie series. Stop wasting or time with new origins, and go forward with the stories so that we can get to see most of the villians make it to the big screen.

    • @Luis, for that to happen people have to speak with their money by withholding it for all these reboots.

      If people don’t pay for “new” movies, a string of new movies don’t have a chance.

      How many times have you seen people post that they’re going to see these movies regardless of how good they are?

      For that to start happening, the upcoming Superman and Spider-Man movies will have to fail. And that’s just the start, any other reboots also have to fail. But what’s the likelihood of that? The masses today accept almost any piece of crap reboot (or sequel or prequel or remake) that Hollywood throws out there. That has to stop for change to start.

      People can’t even agree on the small things in life. Getting to unite for a common cause, even one as trivial as movies, is near impossible.

      • I agree, it not easy trying get a point across in a few sentences, but I was just trying to give the powers at be an idea, that just because the movie is a hit and the salary of the actors involved keep going up with each sequel, they don’t need to keep feeding us origin after origin after origin. Just start a new story arc in sets of two. that way they can keep things fresh, and the Director and the Actor don’t get a chance to act like their the owners of the property and try to take control of the whole thing. something like that.

        • @Luis: I agree with you all the way. I’m sick of reliving origin stories every two or three movies. Enough already, we all know where Batman and Superman and Spider-man came from. I’d rather see new villains as well. Or, even better, throw in a second hero to help the main character. If he or she is successful, maybe we get a whole new franchise out of it.

          @Michael: I think the tricky thing about sitting out the reboots would be waiting to see if the studios got the right message. What I mean is, if the Superman or Spider-man reboots tank, how do we know it won’t just kill the franchises altogether? I don’t have any interest in spending another 30 minutes watching Uncle Ben get killed all over again, but I’d hate to lose out on the possibility of more Spider-man movies.

          I feel like it’s partially the directors, like they feel they have to do the origins over in order to feel like they’ve effectively put their mark on a project. They need to take a lesson from the original comics – they didn’t retell every origin just because a new writer took over. The just take what went before and incorporate that into their stories. For the most part, anyway.

    • Truer words have never been spoken.

  9. Maybe we will get lucky and they will reshoot with a new actor that actually fits the cap role. Come on i couldn’t resist.

    • Same goes with Spiderman Daniel LOL.

      • Anthony yes it does

  10. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Spider-Man is going to blow chunks.

    Cap looks like it will be awesome and I have no doubt that TDKR will be a great film also.

    • Andy I think Spiderman will be awful but as little hope as I have for it I expect it to be two times the film that cap will be. Cap has been poorly cast and has a bellow average director with absolute terrible script writers and the 30 second spot looked pretty poor. That said Spiderman does look bad as well.

      • Come on Daniel. I fully admit I’m not particularly happy about most of the Avengers cast thus far; Evans, Hemsworth (*cough* Elba *cough*) or even Renner. About the only spot on casting was RDJ as Ironman.

        Barring a horrible accident though, these are the team we have and will be in the Avengers so make the best of it.

        • I actually think Hemsworth is great casting.

          I hate the “make the best of it” phrase. When something is bad it’s bad and no amount of pretending it isn’t will actually make it better. There is nothing to make the best of.

          • I think I’ll wait to see how they actually act in the movie before saying they are terrible actor choices. The only one of those you liked is RDJ and oh … guess what … it’s the only actor you’ve seen because the other movies haven’t been released yet.

            • That was mainly for Mongoose with a sprinkle of it pointed at Daniel.

              • INK i may cry I thought we were friendss Lol just teasing.

                For me I just know who Chris Evans is as an actor. He has yet to make a film that i haven’t seen I know what he is capable of and I see no reason to expect more than him. I saw no report what so ever announcing that he under went plastic surgery and took some acting lessons. He is a great comedic actor, but has failed every time he has attempted a real serious scene. Not to mention he is a smile/smirk always plastered on his face and when he tries to look concerned hey pushes out his brow tries to force away the smirk and the end result is the “oh i’m constipated” face.

                Also he really doesn’t look much like Steve Rogers. Couldn’t even be bothered to have blonde hair instead he went with a light brown. God forbid he color his hair.

                Not to mention based on the 30 second trailer it seems to be a joke to him and he doesn’t seem to be taking it serious. Granted it’s only 30 seconds so don’t jump on me for saying that. However if they put something out there it’s meant to be judged be it 3 minutes or 30 seconds.

                Hemsworth however is a great choice. He’s a good actor and he put on so much muscle that he managed to look the part… Oh and look at that hair my god he actually changed his hair for the part how revolutionary.

                • Daniel F

                  Imo you are too hard on Chris Evans. If the director didn’t want a humorous tone in Cap they would have told him during filming. In Sunshine he had some good scenes that were serous and he was alright in London as well.

                  • I don’t think I’m being to hard on him at all I think he deserves everything I’m saying. I’ve seen Sunshine as well. I thought he had a decent character that was a failure to the film because he was cast in the role. Had they put an actor who can do serious well it would of been an improvement however nothing could fix the awful third act of that film. He’s great at comedy but IMO can’t do serious he’s failed IMO every single time he tried.

                    Also he has a comical face. At sunshine he had that ‘I’m about to make a joke ‘ face. Always plastered on slight smirk and when he tries to hide it he looks constipated because he tries to hard and uses his expressive eyebrows very poorly.

  11. The lizard? But his charecter needed more time to become the lizard…. Oh well, something new :D can’t Waite and for batman super happy that levitt is in it.

  12. New spiderman costume is totally sick, if i could by it somwhere in size 12 i would! (I’m 11)

    • If by Sick you mean it’s vomit inducing and awful than yes i agree it’s very sick

    • What do you expect from a college kid? He can’t afford a $10,000 Armani-tailored, bullet-proof spiderman suit!

      Maybe he used the same material used for basketballs as they may be cheaper and more sturdy.

    • Really? you know what size tights you wear?

  13. Batman and cap america are gonna suck! They both have rubbish low budget costumes and have the worst storylines ever, in the history of bad storylines!! But I’m definetly looking foward to the amazing spiderman. Besides that spiderman would beat cap and batmans ass any day!

    • Batman is gonna suck? That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day. Especially when you say it’s story is crap because we know nothing about it other than some of the characters. Givin how good the first two were and how good the actors involved are there is little reason to expect it to suck

      • Yeah Nolanverse Batman movies suck…Spiderman 3 had such a good story line not to mention the sfx were awesome!!!! (rolls eyes)

    • Does your mom know what kind of potty mouth you have?

  14. good idea for joseph gordon levitt in batman ? marion cotillard is not in batman 3 ? WHY ?

  15. Of the 3 movies mentioned here I have the most confidence in TDKR. The first two movies in the series where great and I don’t expect to much of a let down for the third. I have high hopes for The Amazing Spiderman but I am not that sure about Captain America. I want it to be great. I really do but something just doesn’t feel right. Only four months away and all we have seen is the superbowl teaser and now with the reshoots I am starting to worry. And with so much pressure on this film to succeed I expected a full on media blitz bye now.

  16. N i hope the villain role in TDNR will be as good and authentic as Heath Ledger…

  17. I can’t believe that guy gave up that much info about the new Spiderman. He basically gave up the ending. Sounds like he’s trying to get some extra screen time since he hasn’t done anything noteworthy in decades.

  18. Iam just wondering when are we going to see batman and superman team up for a movie? Or Spider-man and the x-men? P.S. the Thor movie looks terrible IMO.